Economic & Social Statistics 2006 & 2012

Economic & Social Statistics of Sri Lanka 2012

by Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Economic and Social Statistics of Sri Lanka 2012


Brief Analysis of Population and Housing Characteristics 2006

by Dept. of Census & Statistics

Population and Housing Analysis 11-12-06


Poverty Indicators

by Dept. of Census & Statistics

Poverty Indicators 2009 2010

Poverty at District level 

The HIES 2009/10 either failed to cover entire Northern province as Mannar, Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu districts were out of reach for survey due to massive mine clearance and resettling existed aftermath the rescue operations. However the Vavuniya district and entire Eastern province were covered in final 10 months of the 12 months long survey and Jaffna district was also surveyed for the final 7 months starting from December 2009 to June 2010.

In parallel to the national poverty statistics, all the districts except Batticaloa and Ampara report significant poverty reductions since 2006/07. Nuwara-eliya district shows the maximum relief where 3 out of every 4 poor escaped from poverty due to estate sector relief. Hambantota district continues its 60% drop of poverty reported from 2002 to 2006/07 reporting a 46% drop since 2006/07. Badulla, Moneragala and Ratnapura which were the poorest districts in 2006/07 also report around 50% reduction of poverty and yet the Moneragala district is the poorest among districts other than the Northern and Eastern districts. North central districts are relatively rich but Vavuniya district which was used as the main transit point during the 2009/10 survey period has reported the least poverty. Batticaloa district which was partially covered in 2006/07 survey shows the highest deprivation among all the districts and within the Northern and Eastern districts Jaffna also shows high poverty existence (16.1%).


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